Quotes and Sayings about Commerce



"And it's interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right - they were just wrong in time."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Time, Adoption, Advertising, Internet, Right, Wrong)

"I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Commerce, Open)

"Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Effect)

"Honor sinks where commerce long prevails."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Commerce, Honor)

"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Art, Religion, Science, Commerce, Sleep)

"And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that's what is required of the industry today."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Movies, Commerce, Today)

"Amazon.com strives to be the e-commerce destination where consumers can find and discover anything they want to buy online."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Want)

"Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Music, Commerce)

"Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)

"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Life, Books, Commerce, Misleading)

"He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary, and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters floats our commerce to the nations of the world; while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together."
- John Brough
(Related: Science, Commerce, Man, Nations, Rivers, World)

"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
- Les Brown
(Related: Business, People, Audiences, Commerce, Day, Television)

"Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Men, Women, Commerce, Fashion, Novelty, Old)

"But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and viable center for commerce and industry, for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Opportunity, Commerce)

"In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent."
- George Canning
(Related: Commerce, Content, Fault)

"The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Countries, Germany, Now, Spain, Turkey)

"It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Fact, Mankind, Protection, Will)

"A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Commerce, Focus, Intellect)

"Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of plundering and oppressing commerce."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Commerce)

"The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Education, Peace, Progress, Commerce, Freedom)

"Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Circumstances, Commerce)

"I fully support global commerce."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Commerce, Support)

"Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time."
- Robin Day
(Related: Time, Morality, Commerce)

"Mr. Dingell is just plain Mr. Dingell. And when he gets to be chairman of the Commerce Committee, he doesn't let it go to his head. However, he thinks he would be a very, very good chairman."
- John Dingell
(Related: Commerce, Committee)

"There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Work, American, Commerce, Community, Marketing, Partnership, State, states, United)

"To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: War, Failure, Commerce, Humanity)

"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)

"Saigon is hot, full of atmosphere, activity, and commerce."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Commerce)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Money, Commerce, Country)

"Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Friendship, Love, Commerce)

"Honour sinks where commerce long prevails."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Commerce)

"I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on whatever things I can find good data on. The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the amount of information you could gather on company behavior so I naturally drifted toward it."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Behavior, Commerce, Company, End, Information, Internet)

"Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Genius, Commerce, Fate, Nations)

"Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Environmental, Power, Financial, Commerce, Principles)

"Actually I'd had a certain amount of experience in Europe in the inter-war period, as a banker, and I was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Experience, Commerce, Europe)

"Two things are desired in order that intercourse may be had: First, that a minister or agent be allowed to reside at the capital. Second, that commerce between different countries be freely allowed."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Commerce, Countries, First, May, Order)

"Today the Internet is run by private sector interests within the United States under the supervision of a nonprofit entity formed by the U.S. Department of Commerce."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Commerce, Internet, states, Today, United)

"Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Health, Citizenship, Commerce, Freedom)

"I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Act, Commerce, Intimacy, Regret)

"I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Agriculture, Commerce, Giving, Protection, Reason, Trade)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)

"The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Children, Commerce, Exercise)

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Commerce, Nations)

"Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Money, Morality, Commerce, Nations)

"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Alliance, Commerce, Nations)

"It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Love, Commerce, Play, Right, Shame)

"To the extent that these advanced weapons or their components are treated as articles of commerce, perhaps for peaceful uses as in the Plowshare program, their cost would be well within the resources available to many large private organizations."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Commerce, Weapons)

"The very fact that women now form about one-fifth of the employes in manufacture and commerce in this country has opened a vast field of industrial legislation directly affecting women as wage-earners."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Women, Commerce, Country, Fact, Legislation, Now, Wage)

"I think Bush understands the Internet and the incredible expansion of global e-commerce."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Internet)

"Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Science, Commerce, Disease, Ocean, Stars, Wonders)

"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Age, Ideas, Commerce, End, Want, Will, Wonder, World)

"The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Medical, Commerce, Court, Judges, Laws, Logic)

"And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Art, Commerce, Sense)

"I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Art, Commerce)

"Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Religion, Commerce, Competition)

"My goal is to ensure the Northern Border is safe, secure and allows for the free flow of travel and commerce."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Travel, Goal, Commerce)

"You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Commerce, Defense, Democracy, Friends, Neighbors, Trade)

"What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?"
- James Madison
(Related: Commerce, May, Will)

"British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage."
- Alexander McQueen
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Fashion, Self)

"Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent on the trade and commerce that our ports provide, and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Commerce, Jobs, Security, Trade)

"In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products."
- Bob Ney
(Related: People, Act, Commerce, Protection)

"Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Age, Leadership, Now)

"Certainly the advent of technology and electronic commerce has had an immense impact on the real estate industry."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Technology, Commerce)

"It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Movies, Commerce)

"Money is the best rule of commerce."
- William Petty
(Related: Money, Commerce)

"We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect; we pay for the army, and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Work, Army, Commerce, Navy)

"Our marine terminals are invaluable commerce infrastructure, not only to our country but also for the many foreign manufacturers who sell primarily in the U.S. market."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Commerce, Country)

"Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Food, Travel, Commerce, Help, Risk)

"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Beginnings, Commerce, First, Tools)

"Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Commerce, Laws, School, Trade, Will)

"A Woman is naturally more helpless than the other Sex; and a Man of Honour and Sense should have this in his View in all Manner of Commerce with her."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Sex, Commerce, Man, Sense, Woman)

"Conflicting commercial regulations of the different States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade; hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Power, Commerce, states, Trade)

"Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent; therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole management of our relations with foreign governments."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Government, Peace, Management, Commerce, Nations)

"They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Commerce, Favors, Justice, Nations)

"The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Work, Successful, Commerce, Want, Will)

"On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: American, Commerce, Nation, states, United)

"If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Power, Army, Commerce, Delusion, Destruction, Liberty)

"Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Heart, Community)

"The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Commerce, End, Investment)

"We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Burden, Commerce, Countries, Nation, Prosperity, Trade, World)